A winter storm will bring a mixed bag of precipitation to the Ohio Valley, Appalachian Mountains, and parts of the northeast Sunday into Monday. There will likely be many school closings, especially if freezing rain begins to fall late Sunday night. Roads and sidewalks could become very slick and dangerous. The southern edge of the freezing rain is very tricky. The rain/ice line across the South is not with high confidence, but rather low to moderate confidence.
The issue is anything that falls from the sky will freeze on the cold ground. If this is rain, it will become freezing rain as it freezes to the surface. This is the worst driving conditions imaginable.
Models do not show much in the way of precipitation, however that is alarming to us, since ice storms typically come with low forecast rain/ice amounts.
Canadian model showing forecast freezing rain amounts into Monday night:
Please stay aware of this upcoming potentially dangerous situation. You can follow us right here on the blog. Also, for long-range outlooks, we have a winter threat page with an upcoming storm and temperature threat matrix, click here for the page.
Snow is expected north of the ice zone into New England. Light snow amounts, up to 3 inches is expected with this system. Start times are hard to pin down at this point in time, as are exact ice amounts and who gets ice and who gets rain.
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